Future Talent Insights Series 2016

What does Talent want from your Industry?

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Universum’s 2016 Future Talent Insights Series investigates the attitudes and behaviors of Millennials finishing their university studies. Made up of six separate eBooks (four industry specific reports and two special releases), the FTIS explores and answers among other questions:

  • What career goals do recent graduates prioritize?
  • What specific qualities matter most about an employer’s reputation?
  • What type of work environment and culture do recent graduates seek out?
  • Which channels do students value most when researching future employers and jobs?

On an annual basis Universum gathers insights on the career expectations of one million career-seekers from 55 countries. With this perspective, the Future Talent Insights Series analyzes the responses of  students from universities across the world. How does top talent think and behave differently, and what are the implications for employers trying to court them?

For employers aiming to hire university graduates, the Future Talent Insights Series offers advice on how to:

  • Define talent attraction strategy
  • Position your employer branding
  • Plan what internal changes are needed to create a more attractive work environment for young professionals
  • Help executives understand how to customize messages by market

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ATTRACTING HIGH ACHIEVERS: Are they really that different?

In the first of eight reports that make up this year’s Talent Insight Series, we analyze the career ambitions and expectations of students and recent graduates from the world’s top 200 universities and examine whether these high achievers are really that different from average students.

Women in STEM

Women in STEM examines the ambitions and career expectations of females working within science technology engineering and mathematics against those of their males counterparts and women interested joining other industries. 




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The fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) industry – also known as the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry – is as fast moving as the products it sells. And as technology evolves, omni-channel retailing is driving change in the FMCG industry at an unprecedented rate. 

Banking and Finance

In this reportwe uncover what business and STEMstudents look for from future employers in banking, financial services, and insurance – and how companies can translate these findings into actionable steps for HR, recruiting and C-level leadership.


2016 has continued to prove challenging for the oil and gas industry, with an increasing amount of business and STEM students seeking employment in renewable energy, whilst others attempt to find a stable future in entirely different industries. In this report we look at the talent that are interested in entering the energy industry, what they look for in an employer and where the industry is losing talent to.

Government and Private Sector

By making comparisons based on gender, fields of study and GPA, the Government and private sector report breaks down the differences between talent that want a career in the public sector compared to those who wish to join the private sector and offers advise and suggestions to attract talent from sector to the other.

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